Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019): School, university and racial laws in Italy. A historical-educational reflection between history, stories, testimony and autobiograhpy

The Memory

Liliana Segre
Senato della Repubblica Italiana

Published 2019-12-12


  • fascism,
  • segre,
  • school,
  • memory

How to Cite

Segre, L. . (2019). The Memory. Rivista Di Storia dell’Educazione, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4454/rse.v6i2.230


Liliana Segre (born 10 September 1930) is an Italian Holocaust survivor, named Senator for life by President Sergio Mattarella in 2018 for outstanding patriotic merits in the social field.[1]

Born in 1930 into a Milanese family of Jewish origins, in 1938 Segre was expelled from her primary school after the promulgation of the Italian Racial Laws. In 1943 she was arrested with her family and deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The only survivor among her relatives, with the end of the war in 1945 she returned to Milan. After decades of silence, in the 1990s she started to speak to the public, especially young people, about her experience.